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Seven Jewish Children: video

Jennie Stoller performs Caryl Churchill’s ten minute play, Seven Jewish Children, written in response to the horrific israeli assault in Gaza in January this year. Deemed unsuitable for broadcast by the BBC, the Guardian has made the video available online. The full text was posted at PULSE  here (download .pdf). Available on YouTube here and here. You can enlarge to full screen video by clicking on the bottom right-hand corner.

3 comments on “Seven Jewish Children: video

  1. michael in San Francisco
    2 May, 2009

    Oh, the sorrow of it all.

  2. mali hutman
    18 May, 2009

    If only Israel could live in peace without the bombardment of rockets on Sederot and Ashkelon in the south and the threats on Nahariah and Maalot and Kiriat Shmona in the north and the suicide bombings in 4 major cities [Tel Aviv , Netanya, Jerusalem and Haifa], then there would be no need for retaliation to stop those attacks on Israel’s civilians.

    Arab terrorists can be walking beside you on the street, getting on your bus, casing their next mark….

    Enough!! It’s about time Israel stepped up to the plate to show that Israeli lives are valuable too, that Jewish children have a right to grow to adulthood as well without suffering the shock and trauma of kassams and katyushas…. and if Hamas cowards hide behind the skirts of their women and children then this is THEIR problem and not Israel’s.
    If the Arab terrorists put down their weapons there will be peace.
    If Israel puts down its weapons, there will be no Israel.

  3. peoplesgeography
    18 May, 2009

    No need for retaliation by israeli terrorists if those ethnically ‘cleansed’ Palestinian-turned-israeli towns didn’t have glorified firecrackers directed at them? Oh please, this is very poor hasbara, mali hutman. The israeli terror state is bent on aggression and continuing its ethnic cleansing and genocidal programme. The Palestinian resistance and resilience in the face of a nuclear state armed to its teeth is extraordinary.

    israeli terrorists are doing a good job, through their refusal to end the occupation, allow a Palestinian state, ending the brutal military siege and blockade of Gaza, preventing a true democracy in the racist ethnocracy of israel, refusal to define its borders, continuing to build illegal Jew-only settlements, ignoring the international consensus, refusing to live in peace with its neighbours, is doing a fine job of its own of self-destruction. It doesn’t need the Palestinian resistance, with their numerous brave acts of people-power, to destroy them. They are doing a job of that themselves.

    The hafrada regime, in its current unsustainable form, is already living on borrowed time. The zionist project has failed. Astute observers of the conflict, both outside and within israel, already recognise this. Those of us desiring enduring peace with justice are already working on the alternative to an expansionist, racist terror state threatening regional and global peace.

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This entry was posted on 30 April, 2009 by in Arts, Gaza, Israel, Palestine, Video and tagged , .

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